Feisty goat ruins live nativity scene by jumping into baby Jesus’ basket

Adding real animals to your Christmas nativity scene may make it feel more authentic, but that scene can change in a bleating moment.

For the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, the goat that it wrangled for its nativity scene didn’t want to stand still anymore as all eyes were on the people playing Mary and Joseph. Then it showed that it wasn’t kidding around, jumping into the basket that’s supposed to hold baby Jesus.

While a good argument for foregoing the small animal touches next year, it’s an even better argument for never using a real baby to play Jesus.

H/T Fox4News | Photo via Rebecca Siegel/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.